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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils share examples of good sportsmanship, then read a news article about a team helping an injured player score a home run. The teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news...
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Baseball: A Morale Booster During Wartime?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did baseball become America's national pastime? A sports-minded activity explores the importance government placed on baseball to boost morale during both world wars. Academics read letters to understand the importance of baseball...
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Sporting Behavior

For Teachers 2nd
A game of Cooperation Tag and a Rock, Paper, Scissors Champion Challenge plays to the positive impact of good sporting behavior on one's social-emotional development. Scholars participate in these games with their peers then thoroughly...
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Sporting Behavior

For Teachers 5th
Six small groups perform skits that showcase positive sporting behavior. Actors highlight how players try their best, encourage others, win gracefully, think positively, show respect, and resolve conflict. A class discussion and an Exit...
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Create a Game

For Teachers 5th
Challenge scholars to create a lesson plan for their peers. Small groups use a template to name the activity, list the materials, write an objective, describe how to encourage sportsmanship, and detail the day's game. Pupils answer three...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Sportsmanship: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Losing isn't any fun. It is, however, a part of competing. Two activities encourage middle schoolers to consider what good sportsmanship is, how they can be a good sport, and ways to handle situations when some are acting...
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Sportsmanship: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The increasing number of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, red cards, and ejections from games points out the need for activities that help young people recognize behaviors that exemplify good sportsmanship. For homework, class members...
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Fighting in Hockey

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At best, fighting in hockey makes the sport more entertaining; at worst, fighting could lead to death. Pupils read background information about the prevalence of fighting in hockey since the 1917 formation of the National Hockey League....
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Volleyball Unit

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Bump, set, and serve a load of volleyball skills to your young athletes. Packed with volleyball terms, rules, and drills, players learn the basics of volleyball. Take the game outside to the sand once players have perfected their...
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Star Wars® Dodge Ball

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Put a new, action-filled spin on a classic game with Star Wars® Dodge Ball. Scholars turn into Jedis and lightsabers are used to save peers from sitting on the sidelines, all the while a bombardment of balls fly towards moving targets. 
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Fitness: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Little athletes put their minds and bodies to work to invent new fitness games for class! Using information they gather from informational texts, youngsters design games that include motor skills, materials, rules, and strategies for...
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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
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Frisbee Baseball

For Teachers K - 12th
Students keep track of the number of tosses it takes them to reach each base, and encourage team members and recognize their successes. To make this activity fit the level of older classes, measure distances and figure averages as you play!
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Sportsmanship Rap Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using this creative lesson idea, your class can explore music with a message. Upper elementary learners create their own rap song to express their feelings about physical education and sportsmanship. The resource includes an assessment...
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Sportsmanship: Applauding Sportsmanship

For Students 9th - 12th
In this personal health worksheet, learners consider good sportsmanship as they read an assigned article and respond to three short answer questions.
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Be a Good Sport!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the sport of lacrosse to improve their reading and grammar skills. In this reading and grammar lesson, students read and discuss the sport of Lacrosse. Students complete a Cloze activity, a grammar activity, and a...
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Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Elementary learners discuss what it means to be a good and bad sport during competition. They define specific behaviors that would constitute both good and bad sportsmanship. Next, they role-play different situations demonstrating...
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Sportsmanship: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class.  For this sportsmanship lesson, students participate in a charades activity in which they act out a random event while the class decides if this...
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Sportsmanship: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete activities regarding good sportsmanship. For this sportsmanship lesson, students discuss winning, losing, and cheating. They participate in Sportsmanship scenarios and discuss what they would do in each situation. 
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Sportsmanship Checklist

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this sportsmanship worksheet, students read through the checklist to determine if they were respectful during a game and displayed sportsmanship.
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Teamwork T-shirts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concepts of sportsmanship and teamwork and explain, analyze and study what they are and are shown various examples of teamwork through various sports. They brainstorm all the ways in life to experience sportsmanship...
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Wall of Fame/Wall of Shame

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create a bulletin board documenting good sportsmanship. After reviewing articles in magazines, students choose pieces that document good and bad behavior in sports. They discuss the implications of the behaviors noted in the...